BWF World No.1 Badminton Player (Men’s Single)
Awards & Recognition
BWF Player of the Year – 2009, 2010, 2011
Olympian of the Year – 2008, 2012
Lee is a silver medalist in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, making him the sixth Malaysian to win an Olympic medal and the first Malaysian to reach the finals in the men’s singles event, ending Malaysia’s Olympic medal drought since the 1996 Games.
This achievement also earned him the title of Datuk and he was noted as a national hero by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He repeated the achievement four years later in London, thus making him the most successful Malaysian Olympian in history.